Scabies Home Remedies
How to Treat Scabies Quickly
The best scabies home remedies and advice to help you clear up the rash and stop itching. Try this home remedy for scabies in addition to your prescription for the quickest results.
Symptoms of Scabies
Scabies is a parasitic infection in the skin that causes large rashes and tremendous itching. It is often referred to as the “Seven Year Itch”, and is highly contagious. One can get scabies just by shaking hands with another person who may have the parasite.
However, most first cases of scabies don't appear until four to six weeks after contact. People who have had it before may notice the signs within a day or two. Scabies infects both humans and animals, and can be difficult to treat. It is caused by a parasitical mite called Sarcoptes scabiei, a small mite that is from the family of “scab mites” that burrow in the skin to lay their eggs and feed off of live blood.
Scabies mites can live in the environment, ones home, and within pets and other people, making it a difficult parasite to get rid of. These mites are too tiny to see with the naked eye, causing some people to think that the rashes are caused by a fungal infection or poor hygiene.
Scabies Natural Treatment
Scabies should never be left untreated as they can worsen quickly and spread all over the body. It is nearly impossible to treat Scabies with “natural remedies”, but there are a few things you can do at home, in addition to taking medication, to prevent them from reoccuring.
The first thing you should do at home is become slightly obsessive about washing everything. Gather up your clothes, your towels, your bedding, and your pets bedding and toys, and wash them with hot water.
It is a good idea to also throw in a half cup of bleach to the load once the water has filled to completely eliminate all mites and their eggs. Then, be sure to dry the items on high heat instead of hang drying. Once your items are completely cleaned and dried, bag up any items you plan to use later and completely seal them. This will prevent the mites from living in them.
Secondly, start vacuuming often and well. Go over all of your carpets, your upholstery, and even inside your car.
If you can, spend some time with a carpet washer as well. Try to vacuum as often as you can possibly stand and wash your carpeting at least once per month, preferably twice. The more you can do early on during treatment, the more effective and quick the recovery will be.
Lastly, make sure you get proper treatment. When you see a doctor, they will most likely prescribe you a 5% permethrin cream, which is stronger than over-the-counter permethrin. The OTC version works for problems like lice, but is not strong enough to treat scabies. They may also prescribe you oral Ivermectin, which is often used in humans and animals for serious skin problems.
Home Remedies for Scabies
While there are really no natural scabies home remedies such as vinegar or tea tree oil that can cure scabies, if you would really like to stay natural there is a chemical-free product available called Dermisil that treats scabies effectively. Dermisil is a well known product and is highly recommended by many as a natural alternative for scabies home remedies.
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